Youth Mental Health Day

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2023 Date19 September 2023
2024 Date19 September 2024

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Youth Mental Health Day seeks to raise awareness and promote discussions about the importance of mental health among young people. It highlights the significant challenges faced by young individuals in their mental well-being, encompassing a range of mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety, and eating disorders. This day advocates for improved access to mental health services, increased understanding, and support networks for young people affected by these issues.

The inception of Youth Mental Health Day dates back to the establishment of the International Association for Youth Mental Health in 2010. In the UK, the prevalence of mental health issues among young people is steadily rising, with 1 in 8 children and adolescents experiencing a mental health disorder. This highlights the need for communities, families, and support organisations to be acutely aware of the impact of mental health on the nation's youth and to ensure that effective interventions and services are readily available for those in need.

Typical customs associated with Youth Mental Health Day often involve educational and informative events, forums, and talks organised by schools, colleges, universities, mental health charities, and local community groups. Together, these events and activities aim to break the stigma surrounding mental health issues and open up avenues for young people to seek help and support. Youth Mental Health Day is observed annually on September 19th.

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Youth Mental Health Day Facts

  • Globally, suicide is the third leading cause of death among adolescents aged 15-19 years.
  • The most common youth mental health disorders are anxiety, depression, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and eating disorders.

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Youth Mental Health Day Top Events and Things to Do

  • Therapy animals have been shown to help with mental health. Therefore, visiting a petting zoo, farm, or an aquarium could be beneficial.
  • Visit art galleries or attend art workshops. The Tate Modern or the National Gallery in London often host events that might appeal to youths.
  • Play a sport or join fitness classes, these are beneficial for mental health.
  • Engaging in the arts, whether through exploring exhibitions or participating in workshops, can have positive mental health benefits
  • Consider participating in guided group walks, cycling, or other outdoor activities to promote wellbeing and connect with others.

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